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Monday, May 23, 2022

The challenges of aging

Two well-known social psychologists named Alter and Oppenheimer did an experiment in which they had groups of people take a quick, three-question intelligence test called the CRT. This particular test is rigged so that the most obvious answer is wrong. Eighty-three percent of people miss at least one question. However, the researchers found when they made the test harder, people did better. They did this by writing the test in a font that was difficult to read. The conclusion the researchers drew from the experiment is that making people slow down their reading made them make fewer mistakes. In this case, less speed made for more processing time, which in turn led to more careful answers.

The Branches of Marlboro

New senior living community to open mid-November   By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Marlborough – For many seniors who are interested in downsizing or finding a new...

Good fences make good neighbors

Robert Frost once wrote a poem called “Mending Wall” in which the property line between neighbors brings them together and yet keeps them apart. This seeming contradiction is seen every day in elder housing. The best neighbors come together in times of need, but are aware of their own limits, or boundaries in the relationship.

Fences and bridges can separate and reconcile groups

By Marianne Delorey© Everyone has heard that birds of a feather flock together. It is a normal part of human nature to seek out people...
Marianne Delorey, Ph.D.

Striving and aging

By Marianne Delorey A Scottish writer, Alexander Chalmers, is attributed as saying that the three components of happiness are “Something to do, someone to love,...

What to fix and what not to fix when selling a home

By David J. Dowd When it’s time to sell a home, one of the hardest decisions is what to fix or repair. In order to...

Those who humble themselves will be exalted

By Marianne Delorey A large part of our success in aging well has to do with how we cope with changes in our bodies.  All...
Real estate commissions are varied when selling a home―they are not set in stone and can be negotiated.

Demystifying your home selling costs

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - When selling your home in Massachusetts, what you will pay the realtor might be the initial expense that...

You can’t take it with you

By Marianne Delorey Americans tend to have more stuff than they need. At no time is this more apparent than when they are downsizing. There...

New Outlook Homecare – A foundation built on care and respect for the elderly

Westwood - Pearly Evans is the CEO and founder of New Outlook Homecare, a home healthcare agency for the elderly. She began caring for...